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, right now, the nra is on its heels, defenders of our insanely permissive gun laws are in a defensive crouch right now, and it's the time that you want to capitalize on that. it's probably the only time. you don't want to let those forces. we don't want to let my sense of complacency set back or let the forces that are standing in the way of progress on this issue allow them time to regroup and bolster their efforts that are going to exist. this is not going to be an easy thing to get done. it's not. mika, you look at what happened, how it happened. we talked about this happening in shopping malls in oregon and movie theaters in colorado. college campuses in virginia. of course, finally a first grade class in connecticut, in a state that certainly has tougher gun laws than, say, a lot of other red states. in a community that seems like it should have been so shielded from this, in a season that is supposed to be about peace. >> exactly. >> i think it underlined in so many ways why none of us, none of us are shielded from this kind of violence, unless we force our leaders to do somethi
shootings, a familiar american policy-making consensus called for federal gun-control laws. more precisely, they want congress to pass the ban on big, dramatic-looking assault-type weapons that existed from 1994 until the law sun-setted in 2004. government, for the past 80 years, or so, has seen its purpose as mainly to respond to society's failures the moment they occur or whenever they are imagined. adam lanza killed with guns so modern, policy-making logic posits that government must pass a law. whether that law will accomplish its goal is irrelevant. policy-making has become an activity that supports the genetic and financial needs of policymakers and their follower tribes. the community's role, we've lately learned, is to provide revenue. where are we going with that? >> i think he started off in a legitimate direction where he talked about how much of the legislation is done with deadlines and during lame-duck sessions. we're responsive as opposed to getting proactive. i get where he's coming from with respect to failures with the assault weapons ban in 1994. if you had a ban prior t
. arizona's attorney general proposing to change the state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. the "l.a. times," the city of los angeles collected more than -- this story is unbelievable. they collected more than 2,000 firearms part of a guns for groceries buyback program. 75 assault weapons were included in that and two rocket launchers were turned in for cash. >> they got steak and shrimp for the rocket launchers. what about teachers with guns in classrooms? >> i mean, it's amazing to me. i had randy wine gart ten of the american federation of teachers on my show last night. it's outrageous to me on two levels. one, you're going to put more guns into schools it to try to deal with getting guns out of the school. you don't have money for students. you don't have money for sports and arts. you don't have money for anything you need in school, but you're going to find money to buy guns, bullets and training for teachers? where did the conservatives come up with this money from? how, if you had an armed teacher, would that have solved newtown? it would have made t
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